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Western Ground Parrot

 (Pezoporus flaviventris)

Also known as: Kyloring

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Wild Western Ground Parrot
© By Brent Barrett [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Did You Know?

The Western Ground Parrot is genetically distinct from its congener, the (Eastern) Ground Parrot.


Academic Research

Related publications: Pezoporus flaviventris

Species Profile

Genus: Pezoporus | Species: flaviventris

Size:

30cm (11.7in)

Weight:

105-110g (3.7-3.9 oz)

Races including nominate:

one

Colourization Adult:

Male-bright green dotted with black and yellow; orange/red frontal band; green cheeks, ear coverts and throat all the way down to the breast, with black streaking on the feathers; abdomen faint green/yellow with interrupted barring; pale yellow spot on primary feathers and two spots on secondary feathers which form stripes; tail green barred with yellow and brown/black.  Bill brown/grey, eye yellow.  Female-as in male but with black shaft streaking to feathers of cheeks, ear coverts and throat to the breast.   

Colourization Juvenile:

As in adults but duller

Call:

Three or four bell-like notes.

Video Links:

Video 1

More Information:

Birdlife Australia
Western Ground Parrot - Australian Geographic
Handbook of the Birds of the World
Western Ground Parrot Report 2016

Content Sources:

CITES
Birdlife Australia
Friends of the Western Ground Parrot
Parrots of the World, Forshaw, J., 2006.

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Wild Western Ground Parrot
© By Brent Barrett [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Did You Know?

The Western Ground Parrot is genetically distinct from its congener, the (Eastern) Ground Parrot.


Academic Research

Related publications: Pezoporus flaviventris

Species Care

Captive Status:

Not available

Longevity:

Not available

Housing:

Not available

Diet:

Not available

Enrichment:

Not available

Nest Box Size:

Not available

Clutch Size:

3 or 4 eggs (wild).

Incubation Time:

Not available

Fledging Age:

Not available

Hatch Weight:

Not available

Peak Weight:

Not available

Weaning Weight:

Not available

Click photo to visit gallery

Wild Western Ground Parrot
© By Brent Barrett [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Did You Know?

The Western Ground Parrot is genetically distinct from its congener, the (Eastern) Ground Parrot.


Academic Research

Related publications: Pezoporus flaviventris

Species Wild Status

World Population:

< 150 individuals.

IUCN Red List Status:

Least Concern (as congener of Ground Parrot)

CITES Listing:

Appendix I (as congener of Ground Parrot)

Threat Summary:

Loss of habitat through broad-scale historical vegetation clearing. Also threatened by European foxes and feral cats, and inappropriate fire regimes.

Range:

Fitzgerald River and Cape Arid National Parks on the south coast of Western Australia. Also seen in the Nuytsland Nature Reserve and Waychinnicup–Many Peaks area.

Habitat:

Birds inhabit coastal heathlands with a range of low-growing shrubs with vegetation of different ages. Prefer areas that have not been burnt for more than 40 years, but very occasionally venture into areas that are regenerating 2–3 years after a fire has moved through.

Wild Diet:

Forages on the ground for seeds, flowers, fruits and leaves.

Ecology and Behaviour:

Shy and elusive. Mostly ground-dwelling, taking shelter in thick brush. Sensitive to indiscriminate burning of vegetation.

Clutch and Egg Size:

3 or 4 eggs.

Breeding Season:

Spring (Australia)

Related Links:

Wikipedia
Australian Govt Department of Environment and Energy
Signs of recovery for the Western Ground Parrot - Nov. 2016

Click photo to visit gallery

Wild Western Ground Parrot
© By Brent Barrett [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Did You Know?

The Western Ground Parrot is genetically distinct from its congener, the (Eastern) Ground Parrot.


Academic Research

Related publications: Pezoporus flaviventris

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